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As part of the NRL Community Awards presented by Westpac, the NRL Women In League Award is presented to someone who has acted as an exceptional advocate for the advancement and opportunity of women in rugby league.

The winner's unique contributions will have raised awareness of women's involvement in rugby league, and will have played an active role in encouraging more girls and women to participate in the game.

Voting will commence later in 2024.

Prize Package:

  • The winning prize package includes a $5,000 cash prize
  • 2024 NRL Grand Final VIP experience +1
  • Promotion of their community work across NRL platforms
  • Award presentation in the local community
  • $500 of Westpac footballs
  • The nominator of the winning nomination also scores themselves a $500 cash prize.


  • Nominations are open to any registered volunteer within the Rugby League community i.e., coach, teacher, referee, club official, grounds keeper, club administrator, advocate etc.


The Women in League nominees must demonstrate NRL's beliefs that we are Inclusive, Positive, United and Disciplined.

The award criteria focuses primarily on the volunteer’s contribution for the 2024 season, demonstrated through your responses to the following questions.

You can provide your answers to the nomination questions via a written or video response. For the written responses, a minimum of 150 words and a maximum of 300 words for each nomination criteria question is required. The more detail and thought put into the nomination, the more chance of being in the running.

  1. What is the current role of the nominee in rugby league and the nature of the work they undertake?
  2. Please describe how the volunteer has made an exceptional and unique service to the game of Rugby League.
  3. Describe how the nominee has used their voice to act as an exceptional advocate for the advancement and opportunity of women in rugby league.
  4. Please demonstrate with examples how the nominee has raised awareness of women’s involvement in rugby league and played an active role in encouraging more girls/women to participate in rugby league.
  5. Please provide examples of how the volunteer has demonstrated the NRL’s belief of we are: Inclusive, Positive, United and Disciplined.
  6. Outline any unique challenges or obstacles that were overcome to participate in volunteer work. 

If you have any questions about the awards, contact

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